Symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis
Symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis: Introduction
The symptoms of bacterial vaginosis result from the inflammation of the moist, sensitive mucosa that lines the vagina due to an overgrowth of certain bacteria that normally live in the vagina. Symptoms vary in character and intensity among individual women.
Many women may have no symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. When they do occur, symptoms may include vaginal and genital itching, burning and heavy vaginal discharge that is thin and white and may have a fishy odor. This odor may be stronger after sexual intercourse. There may also be a burning pain with urination.
Complications of untreated bacterial vaginosis include an increased risk of contracting and passing along HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases after exposure to them during sexual activity. Complications also include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease and an increased risk of postoperative infection after vaginal or pelvic surgery, such as hysterectomy and abortion.
In pregnant women, untreated bacterial vaginosis can lead to preterm labor and preterm delivery....more about Bacterial vaginosis »
Symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis
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Diagnostic testing of medical conditions related to Bacterial vaginosis:
- Vaginal fluid tests
- Litmus paper test of vaginal acidity
- Microscopic examination of vaginal discharge
- Vaginal discharge culture
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis:
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): DSTD (Excerpt)
Women with BV often
have an abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Some women
report a strong fish-like odor, especially after intercourse. The
discharge is usually white or gray; it can be thin. Women with BV may also
have burning during urination or itching around the outside of the vagina,
or both. Some women with BV report no signs or symptoms at
all. (Source: excerpt from Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): DSTD)
Vaginitis Due to Vaginal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)
symptom of BV is an abnormal, odorous vaginal discharge. The
fish-like odor is noticeable especially after intercourse. Nearly
half of the women with clinical signs of BV, however, report no
symptoms. A physician may observe these signs during a physical
examination and may confirm the diagnosis by doing tests of
vaginal fluid. (Source: excerpt from Vaginitis Due to Vaginal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC (Excerpt)
The primary symptom of BV is an abnormal vaginal discharge with a fishy
odor, which is especially noticeable after intercourse. However, nearly
half the women with clinical signs of BV report no symptoms. A physician
observes these signs during a physical examination and from various tests
of vaginal fluid. (Source: excerpt from Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC)
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and may not be the full list of Bacterial vaginosis signs or Bacterial vaginosis symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Bacterial vaginosis symptoms.